Greenfield introduces resolution to bring back old voting machines

One of the problems Councilman Greenfield cites with optical scan voting is the lack of adequate privacy afforded. Credit: Natalie Keyssar.
One of the problems Councilman Greenfield cites with optical scan voting is the lack of adequate privacy afforded. Credit: Natalie Keyssar.

City Councilman David Greenfield will be introducing a resolution at tomorrow’s stated City Council meeting encouraging the U.S. Congress to pass an amendment to the Help America Vote Act.

The amendment would allow the use of lever machines in federal elections.

The current machines being used are optical scan machines, which have brought an array of complaints from voters.

Some say the accompanying paper ballot is confusing and illegible, others that the machines break down too easily, and still others that they do not provide enough privacy.

Ultimately, Greenfield says voters—not simply his constituents, but voters nationwide—have to deal with too much confusion with the optical scan voting machines, which leaves them at greater risk of being disenfranchised.

 

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